Friday, February 19, 2016

#Book #Review and #GIVEAWAY! "The Widow" by Fiona Barton! NOW to 3-5-16!


For fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, an electrifying thriller that will take you into the dark spaces that exist between a husband and a wife.

When the police started asking questions, Jean Taylor turned into a different woman. One who enabled her and her husband to carry on, when more bad things began to happen...
But that woman’s husband died last week. And Jean doesn’t have to be her anymore.
There’s a lot Jean hasn’t said over the years about the crime her husband was suspected of committing. She was too busy being the perfect wife, standing by her man while living with the accusing glares and the anonymous harassment.
Now there’s no reason to stay quiet. There are people who want to hear her story. They want to know what it was like living with that man. She can tell them that there were secrets. There always are in a marriage.
The truth—that’s all anyone wants. But the one lesson Jean has learned in the last few years is that she can make people believe anything…

Wow! I don't think I have EVER read anything even remotely as disturbing as this book is when it comes to the way someone has played mind games with another human being like this ‘supposed’ husband does to his own WIFE before she is FINALLY freed of his control by his getting hit by a bus! It DOES really happen after all and it’s NOT just a saying! LOL! You know, it really is usually the smart-aleck’s that are truly the mean one’s who say this this way, and it’s ALWAYS at the expense of those other people, too. Sad, very sad. Quite often, I think we wonder at time if things like this really DO happen, and according to this book, we can give the answer as a definite yes from what we know so read in this book. Thank God for Jean! Now she has some wonderful and serious living to do!
This book ranks up on TOP with all of the ‘Oh my gosh’ thrillers! I was COMPLETELY stunned as I read along! Oh, you are going to want to read this one! It is a little slow to take off, and the only difficulty I had with this is that it is an ebook, and I had to really rely on the dates given to us all through the book, and I don’t know about you, but when it comes to an ebook and flipping back and forth, or trying to keep track of dates with an ebook, I find it is so difficult. With a print book, I can use bookmarks, or even dog-ear the pages, but with computer files, nope! Can’t do that. You can make highlights and bookmarks, but I’m just not used to it yet. There were several times I wanted to flip back here or there because I didn’t have a date I really needed/wanted, but had to give up on it. When it comes to books like these with so many dates, give me the print version, please! However, allow me to inform you I did not know this book would have the dates like these, so this is my fault. I could have contacted the publisher had I noticed that earlier and asked them for the print version. That was the only hard part for me and reading this gem! Is there anyone else out there like me who has a hard time with the electronic version and dates? I’ll figure out a way that works for me one of these days!
Anyway, imagine being a wife to a man accused of child pornography! Knowing you already have physical problems in that area, then this?
Jean ended up having NO idea of what she was getting herself into when she married Glenn.
You marry a monster, then figuring it out and having to live with it because you are stuck in this marriage. Your husband could use anything he knows to turn ANYTHING on you, and after all, your husband was a proud ‘born liar’ as he so boastfully gives her a smirk smile on his face that he can lie to anyone and convince them YOU are the one who is at fault for anything he chooses to do wrong. NOT nice! No one has EVER doubted him, and with all the trouble he has been in through his life with the police, so far his lying has worked perfectly! I would NOT want to second guess this man if I were his wife. Who knows what he might dream up of to try to blame me with?
A little girl disappears. This little girl is named Bella Elliott. She is two and-a-half, three years old. The police interview several people of interest, but the most interesting party happens to be Jean’s husband, Glenn. She doesn’t know for sure if he had anything to do with the little girl or not, but she believes him when he tells her it was not him. She has no choice but to believe him. She really loves her husband. They work together to try to figure out what was going on, that is until Glenn is hit by a bus. So much MORE happens now! This is just the tip of the iceberg! You cannot miss this book! Buy your copy today because you’re going to love it!
I received this book for FREE from the publisher, PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE/New American Library and for NetGalley, in exchange to read and write a review about this book. It is NOT required for this review to be either positive or negative, but of my own honest opinion. "Free" means I was provided with ZERO MONIES to read this book nor to write this review, but to enjoy the pure pleasure of reading it. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

ebook: $12.99

"The Widow, a novel, Book One" by Fiona Barton!
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